Michelle Pfeiffer Biography
Contrary to her delicate beauty, Michelle Pfeiffer was considered the school bully while attending elementary school. At an early age, Michelle tends to be a stubborn drama queen even before realizing she wanted to become an actress. While attending Fountain Valley High School, Michelle Pfeiffer worked as a sales girl in one of the local clothing stores. When she graduated high school in 1976, she balanced studying court reporting at the Golden West College and working as a checkout clerk at a grocery store.
Having high ambitions, Michelle Pfeiffer decided to change her life, which she felt was unsatisfying at that time and pursue a career in acting. Being smart that she is, Michelle knew that beauty contests could give her enough exposure, recognition and agents attention. She won the 1978 Miss Orange County and her career started from then on.
Michelle Pfeiffer cancelled her court reporting classes and enrolled for acting lessons instead. Her on-screen debut was with a one-liner role on the series, Fantasy Island and several small parts in films like Delta House and Falling In Love Again. Although Michelle Pfeiffer was given the lead role in the sequel to Grease, the movie received negative feedbacks. It was only until Michelle won the role as Al Pacinos wife in the movie, Scarface did she received her big break.
In the early 80s, while Michelle Pfeiffers career was heating up, she experienced a misunderstanding in her personal life when she was allegedly involved with a cult. Fortunately, her classmate from acting class who became director, Peter Horton, rescued her from the cult. In 1981, Michelle Pfeiffer and Horton were married.
After appearing in several small movie roles, Michelle Pfeiffer landed a role alongside Susan Sarandon, Cher and Jack Nicholson in the comedy, Witches of Eastwick. She then played in several movies including Natica Jackson, Married to the Mob, Tequila Sunrise and Dangerous Liaisons, which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
In 1989, Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed a lounge singer in the critically acclaimed film, The Fabulous Baker Boys, which led to a Golden Globe Award, Chicago Film Festival Award, New York Film Critics Award, all for Best Actress in 1990. That same year, Pfeiffer and Horton filed for divorce. Michelle then dated several famous celebrities like John Malkovich, Fisher Stevens and Michael Keaton. In 1993, Michelle Pfeiffer married Ally McBeal producer David Kelley and the couple adopted a son named John Henry and a daughter, Claudia Rose.
Other film credits that proved Michelle Pfeiffer as a versatile actress included The Russia House, Frankie & Johnny, Batman Returns, Love Field, Dangerous Minds, One Fine Day, Midsummer Nights Dream and What Lies Beneath to name a few.